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B>JAKARTA:/BDengue fever has killed at least 91 people in Indonesia this year, mainly on Java island, and a new deadly strain of the disease could be responsible, the Health Ministry said yesterday.
Influenza is one of several diseases causing fever and respiratory symptoms that might raise suspicions of SARS. Its resemblance to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) has raised concerns as a recurrence of SARS during the influenza season cannot be ruled out.
B>GUANGZHOU:/BHealth workers began drowning and incinerating thousands of civet cats in southern China yesterday over fears they carry a new strain of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) but international experts worried the cull may only add to the danger.
B>BEIJING:/BConfusion over whether a suspected SARS patient in China has the disease deepened yesterday when tests suggested he may have been infected by a new strain of the virus, media reported.
B>GUANGZHOU:/BResearchers in southern China who traced the virus that causes SARS to the endangered civet cat, said SARS anti-bodies have been found in traders of wild animals who did not develop the symptoms of the disease, according to press reports seen yesterday.